Blessed William Howard

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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We are able to provide a dedicated school minibus service for a cost of £690 per year for students from the following areas:

Minibus 1 - Gnosall, Haughton, Woodseaves

Minibus 2 - Brewood, Coven, Penkridge, 

Minibus 3 - Great Haywood, Little Haywood

Minibus 4 - Stone

Please contact Mrs Deakin for more information at
Places are limited!

For children who catch public service buses 

Public buses are available into school from many different areas and the school and the council have worked in close collaboration to ensure transport arrangements are now in place to meet the needs of our students. 

Full details on public buses are available here. 

Low-Income Families

Pupils in year 7 to 11 who are:

  • entitled to, and registered for, free school meals 
  • in receipt of the maximum level of working tax credit - in this case your working tax credit calculation within your award notice will say 'deduction due to income £0.00' 

Income-assessed travel assistance would be provided to either:

  • one of the three nearest suitable schools to where they live when it is more than 2 miles, but less than 6 miles from home
  • Parents may have a preferred school due to their religious or philosophical beliefs. The nearest suitable school would have to be more than 2 miles but less than 15 miles from home and evidence of religious or philosophical beliefs must be provided.

Full details can be found via the link below:

PLEASE Contact Ann Holt  if you have any questions on 01785 278718